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are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: when former national security agency contractor edward snowden leaked classified documents to the press in may, he revealed extensive u.s. spying operations carried out on enemies and allies alike. last week, the "washington post" published a detailed account of the so called "black budget," money the u.s. government spends on spy operations. it was also revealed that u.s. intelligence agencies have been reading the personal emails of the presidents of mexico and brazil. at his press conference with the swedish prime minister in stockholm today, president obama denied that the u.s. was eavesdropping. >> i can give assurances to the publics in europe and around the world that we're not going around snooping at people's e-mails or listening to their phone calls. what we try to do is to target very specifically areas of concern. and there may be situations in which we're gathering information just because we can, but that doesn't help with us our national security, but does raise questions in terms of whether we're tipping
to edward snowden, the national security agency leaker. that prompted president obama to call off a formal meeting with putin during this trip. the russian leader suggested yesterday it doesn't matter whether they like each other. >> ( translated ): president obama hasn't been elected by the american people with the purpose of being pleasant to russia, and your humble servant hasn't been elected by the people of russia to be pleasant to anyone. we work, we argue about some issues. we are human, sometimes one of us gets vexed. but i would like to repeat once again that global mutual interests form a good basis for searching for joint decisions. >> brown: on syria, though, putin said it's "completely ridiculous" to conclude that the syrian government was behind a chemical attack outside damascus last month. so far, russia has blocked action by the u.n. security council, and today samantha power, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., said that leaves "no viable path forward" at the world body. >> even in the wake of the flagrant shattering of the international norm against chemical weapons use, ru
by the national security agency or n.s.a. and like other disclosures, the latest information comes from documents provided by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. in this case, the reporting was done by a partnership of "the new york times," pro-publica and "the guardian." reporters found the n.s.a. is able to crack through encryption or protective encoding tools that are used by businesses, banks, social media and other kinds of online commerce. for example, it's often assumed that when you purchase a product online or bank online with a secured and locked h.t.t.p.s. connection, you have protected your password and financial information. but the news reports say the n.s.a. can unlock that information. nicole perlroth is a cybersecurity reporter with "the new york times." she joins us from san franciso. so, nicole, how significant is this? >> this is huge. this was the last bastion of privacy on the internet and what we've discovered is that the last few decades, the n.s.a. has been actively working to crack or circumvent the incontraception technologies we all use, not just for internet bank
. they show incidents in which the national security agency went too far, and then misled a secret oversight court about the violations. to halt the collection of phone data. so the liberty group civil liberties groups sued to force release of the material. in india, a court convicted four men today in the fatal gang rape of a young woman last year. the incident triggered worldwide condemnation and reforms in india's sexual violence laws. we have a report from john sparks of independent television news. . >> not long after sun viez, a police van swept past the cameras and into a district court in delhi. inside the vehicle, four men wearing hoods, four men accused of a crime that shocked and deeply shamed the people of india. outside of the gate, an angry crowd formed up. >> we want justice. they have come to hear the judge's verdict and deliver an impromptu one of their own. >> a death sentence for everyone convicted of rain, said this woman. five men and one juvenile were charged with torturing, rain raping and murdering a 23-year-old physio therapy student last november. police say the gan
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